Striped Shirt 3 Ways + Versatile Work Tops On Sale

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Ann Taylor ponte top xxsp c/o (also in blush & black!), Tie waist skirt (current version on sale) 00P, Manolo Blahnik pumps 35.5, H&M tote (3 colors; review)

One request I’ve gotten a lot lately is to see more of one item styled multiple ways, so I’ve been trying to do more of that! Today’s post highlights a versatile little striped top mixed with my older wardrobe staples. The ponte material gives the ruffled sleeves structure, and makes the difference between a more style-forward top vs a simple tee! The bottom half is a slight peplum, and creates a shapely silhouette when worn untucked. This is a top that you may love enough to get in multiple colors since each one has a different feel – stripes is playful and nautical, the blush (my favorite of the 3, if I had to choose) is soft and feminine, and the black is sharp. See below for a few easy ways to style this top!

Since Ann Taylor is running a promo, here’s a few other tops worth mentioning available in petites and bonus: are machine washable! 1) This sleeveless button-up is a classic work staple and the faint vintage blush color is perfect. 2) If you love scarf print, this sleeveless print shell is a standout piece for sprucing up plain bottoms, and here’s a long sleeve option in a similar print! Each of these tops fit true to size in my opinion.

1. Tucked into a thicker or A-line skirt

Now because the bottom of this top flares out, it will be too bulky tucked into a fitted pencil skirt. It worked well with my looser, paper-bag style lined skirt and also looks great tucked into a black, white, or colorful flared A-line skirt!

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2. with white bottoms + denim jacket

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Heads up, my longtime favorite J.Brand jeans in “demented” are temporarily marked down! The cropped length is perfect on petite ladies, and the distressing looks more subtle in person than it does online. These are a lower rise than I would ideally like these days (bought them years ago), but being petite they fit closer to mid rise on me and not terrifyingly low like tween denim brands!

3. with ankle pants + statement necklace

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J.Crew factory pants 00p, Banana Republic pumps 5 (looove; runs slightly big), Baublebar necklace (similar), Tory Burch small robinson tote (current version)

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Quay sunglasses (also seen here, here), Gibson knit blazer xxsp (review)

Which of the 3 ways do you like best?

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